Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Chris Hedges-Occupy the Courts NY Jan 20 2012 w/ Lawrence Lessig Occupy Wall St" (with video)

NewYorkRawVideos, with video (28:23):
Filmed January 20, 2012. Chris Hedges, Lawrence Lessig, Virginia Rasmussen on the eve of the 2nd Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision "Citizens United v. F.E.C.". The video begins with a march from Liberty Plaza a/k/a Zuccotti Park to the rally point at Foley Square across the street from Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse at 40 Centre St. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra plays their "Smash a Bank Polka" followed by Chris Hedges giving an update to his lawsuit against Barack Obama and Leon Panetta. Virginia Rasmussen offers a historic perspective on the Citizens United decision. Laurence Lessig gives an inspirational speech on restoring democracy. Other speakers: Alexis from Occupy Wall Street, Camille Rivera, and Amy Muldoon. The video ends with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra finishing of their song.
Howie P.S.: Hedges writes about this event and his experience earlier in the day "sitting on a wooden bench in a fourth-floor courtroom in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan."

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